Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to fracture.
It's caused by a lack of bone strength or bone density. Losing bone is a normal part of the ageing process, but some people lose bone density much faster than normal. This can lead to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures.
Bone loss that leads to osteoporosis develops slowly. There are often no symptoms or outward signs, and a person may not know they have it until they experience a fracture after a minor incident.
Treatment for osteoporosis includes medicine to reduce bone loss and to build bone thickness. Medicine can also give you relief from pain caused by fractures or other changes to your bones.
It's important to get enough calcium and vitamin D and take prescribed medicine for the disease. You need calcium and vitamin D to build strong, healthy bones.
Culled from Staywellworld blog post dated November 28, 2017.
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